While it's great to be a bargain hunter, there are some places where you should spend a little more for quality. Check out Daily Finance.com's recommendations for home items you should splurge on.
Mattresses are a place where cheapest is not best. This is something you will be sleeping on almost every night for several years. Back, neck pain, and fatigue are all side effects of a bad mattress. So invest in a mattress that's supportive and will give you a good night's sleep for a long time.
While conventional light bulbs may cost less, they also tend to use more energy, which will show on your electric bill. Invest in energy-efficient bulbs that use 75 percent less energy, generate 75 percent less heat and will last 10 times longer than conventional bulbs.
Another great place to invest in a high quality product is kitchen knives. A well cared for knife can last your entire life. You also really only need a chef, paring, and bread knife, so invest wisely in the best you can afford.